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28th Jun 2021


YNPA Challenge 21 raises nearly £3,000 for charity - and counting

Members and supporters of the Young NPA covered more than 1,500 miles during a June charity challenge, raising nearly £3,000, and counting, for FCN.

28th Jun 2021


Defra publishes more information on new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme

Defra has published more information about the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, which opens for applications from July 1.

25th Jun 2021


New Pigs Today podcast features YNPA members discussing charity challenge and life as young pig farmers today

The latest Pigs Today podcast focuses on the YNPA Challenge 21 and some of the big issues currently facing pig businesses. 

24th Jun 2021


SPP up again, as weekly kill 16% up on last year

The EU-spec SPP rose by more than a penny again last week to average fractionally short of 157p/kg.

24th Jun 2021


Airbus-Boeing dispute truce brings relief on US pork tariffs

The 25% tariffs imposed on various EU exports to the US have been suspended for five years after a truce was agreed. 

21st Jun 2021


RPA seeking producers for input into developing slurry treatment scheme

The RPA is looking for livestock farmers on slurry-based systems to provide input to the development of an online service.

18th Jun 2021


PIG meeting round up - soaring costs and labour shortages damaging industry confidence

High feed prices and a shortage of straw continue to be major concerns across the country, as margins remain under pressure, forcing some producers to quit the industry.

17th Jun 2021


NPA rebuts misleading Guardian article about pig sector antibiotic use

The NPA has strongly rebutted suggestions made in a misleading article in the Guardian regarding the pig sector’s antibiotic usage.

15th Jun 2021


YNPA Challenge 21 - Targets smashed with a week still to go!

YNPA members have beaten their targets two-thirds of the way through their charity challenge - and are now gearing up for a big push in the final week. 

15th Jun 2021


Copa-Cogeca backs MEP calls for measures needed to protect producers if cages are banned in EU farming

Copa-Cogeca has backed calls by MEPs for measures to be put in place to protect farmers from the economic impact of an EU-wide ban on cages in farming.